In the earlier 20 years, an explosion of analysis has generated many compelling insights--as good as hotly debated controversies--about the evolutionary bases of human nature. this significant quantity brings jointly best proponents of other theoretical and methodological views to supply a balanced examine 12 key questions on the center of the sphere this present day. In forty three concise, obtainable chapters, through an integrative end, the individuals current viewpoints trained by means of human behavioral ecology, evolutionary psychology, and gene-culture coevolutionary techniques. issues contain the strengths and obstacles of other methodologies; metatheoretical concerns; and debates about the evolution of the human mind, highbrow skills, tradition, and sexual behavior.

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